City Manager Overview

Meet the candidates for city manager

The search for a new city manager has been narrowed to six highly qualified candidates from a field of 24. Those directly involved in hiring the next city manager are Mayor Brian Turnbull and fellow City Council members, with input from Frank Walsh, founder and president of Walsh Municipal Services; Interim City Manager Mark Wollenweber; and city administrative directors.

Public interviews will be conducted at a special City Council meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at City Hall (and Zoom), which is open to the public. Approximately 45 minutes will be allotted to each interviewee. 

In the meantime, former St. Clair Shores City Manager Mark Wollenweber is bridging the transition. He is committed to providing high quality leadership through his experience, education and involvement in the public sector. He serves on the boards of the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce and the Detroit Area Agency on Aging.

“I plan to fill in with the great staff that the city has, and be an interface between them, Council City and the community,” he said. “I’ll be involved with current projects and any new ones that come up.”

Former City Manager Pat Sullivan retired on Jan. 6, 2023 after serving 16 years in that role.

To learn more about what a City Manager does, watch this video from the Michigan Municipal League.

Contact Us
  • Mark Wollenweber
    Mark WollenweberInterim City Manager
  • Phone: 248-449-9905
    Fax: 248-349-9244
  • Hours: Monday - Friday8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

City Manager's Office
215 W. Main St.
Northville, MI 48167

Contact Pat Sullivan here.